February 10 – March 11, 1995
Opening Reception: 6-8pm, Friday, February 10, 1995
Gallery Hours: Wednesday – Saturday, 12 – 5pm
Stolen Goods, an exhibition by east coast artists Natalie Bookchin and Elizabeth Cohen, exposes nineteenth century constructions of femininity. The installation examines the relationship between the rise of the department store as a social and economic phenomenon, and the rampant increase of kleptomania among women of the period. Using photographs, video, clothing, and objects, Bookchin and Cohen employ surrealist and psychoanalytic strategies to explore “the masquerade of femininity” which drove women to steal gloves, lace, and other products considered essential to the feminine identity. Both artists have exhibited extensively nationally.